Purple Rain Paradise cupcakes with raspberry (beret) liqueur

Prince!! What an inspiration. This man was not afraid to be his own person. He did what he loved despite what other people may have felt. He was a fantastic musician and humanitarian. Despite him only being a whooping 5’2″, he made a gigantic imprint on me and the world! May he rest in peace!!Continue reading “Purple Rain Paradise cupcakes with raspberry (beret) liqueur”

Strawberry Tequila Lime Cake

First off apologies for my absence in my blog posting. I have been slacking and am going to get back posting something monthly.   Well, last week was the perfect storm of celebration in the Los Angeles area. It was Taco Tuesday as well as Cinco de Mayo. My plans were to find some cheesyContinue reading “Strawberry Tequila Lime Cake”

Sweet Potato Bread with Brown Butter Bourbon glaze

Happy Black History Month!! I love this time of year. Being able to reflect on my ancestors and all that have done for this country. The best way that I try and acknowledge my roots is through food. I love to make recipes that include ingredients that I know are true to my heritage butContinue reading “Sweet Potato Bread with Brown Butter Bourbon glaze”

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Salted Caramel and pecans

                    Ingredients ½ cup of butter, room temperature ½ cup of vegetable oil 2 cups of sugar 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1/2 tsp of salt 1 tsp of cinnamon ½ tsp of nutmeg ¼ tsp of ground ginger 1/8Continue reading “Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Salted Caramel and pecans”

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake with Banana Toffee Filling

I love this time of year especially because I love everything pumpkin!! To be more clear, I love everything pumpkin spice. I am not a fan of pumpkin pie but pumpkin and pumpkin spice seems to make everything else better. Of course my favorite fall drink is a PSL. I decided that this Fall treatContinue reading “Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake with Banana Toffee Filling”

Carrot Cake Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Whiskey Glaze

            I’m not sure why but most of my dessert ideas come to me at night. Maybe its the fact that my wildest fantasies are food focused. (Greedy girl at heart). One eventful evening I had an idea about combining carrot cake and bread pudding. I woke up thinking “whyContinue reading “Carrot Cake Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Whiskey Glaze”

Peaches and Cream cookies

    For Doctor’s Day this year our hospital was kind enough to give all the physicians baskets filled with fruit and nuts. I’m not sure if this was some sort of inside joke being that I work in California but I enjoyed it just the same. Inside the basket there was one item inContinue reading “Peaches and Cream cookies”

White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecakes

Filling 2- 8oz packages of cream cheese (room temp.) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup raspberry curd plus 3 tbsp, separated 2 whole eggs, plus 2 eggs yolks   Crust 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour pinch of salt 1/2 of unsalted butter, room temp 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar 1 large egg, roomContinue reading “White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecakes”

Mint Berry Crunch cupcakes!!

          I find inspiration for baked goods in the oddest places. During last seasons South Park, one episode in particular caught my interest. All of the kids were different superheroes. There was one super hero whose super power was to shoot cereal out at villains.  Although I found this super powerContinue reading “Mint Berry Crunch cupcakes!!”